Plantar fasciitis surgery at 11 and 17 years old.

by May
(Queens NY)

I have plantar fasciitis and apparently it was so bad that i had to have my whole foot reconstructed!

I had really bad pain and the surgeon and my mom decided it would be better for me if i did this while i was young so I wouldn't have to worry about it when im and adult.

I had both feet operated on. One in 2009 when i was 11 years old. Oh my god i was so scared and i cried on the way to the operating room!

Looking back on it i kind of laugh because of how scared i was! The surgery went great! And i don't have a problem with that foot as much anymore, i mean it does hurt here and there but I'm glad i did it.

I had my right foot operated on in December 2015. The hospital staff this time were so nice and funny! I was scared this time too, and the nurse yelled take out the chainsaws! I wanted to cry because i was scared but I laughed because that joke was funny. Then they put on some music in the operation room and then 5 minutes later i was knocked out. Then i woke up and that was that, i felt very sick though as anyone would feel after anesthesia.

This time's recovery felt much worse though. I was in terrible pain, and i took the strong prescribed pills, I forgot what they were called, but i was taking them every 4 hours like the bottle said but apparently i was only supposed to take them when i felt pain. But i didn't want to feel pain! I wanted to stop the pain before it happened! Those pills made me very sick though. I'm up and walking and i do physical therapy now and i walk with a cane as needed, but i still feel pain like I didn't even have surgery, its the same pain from before.

I don't know if I'm supposed to feel like this or if it's because the surgery was only 5 months ago... I probably still need more time to be fully healed. The physical therapist said it can take up to a year for my foot to stop hurting :/


Joshua Answers:

Hello May.

Did you actually have Plantar Fasciitis?

Tendonitis is a dynamic, that usually takes time to develop, and is rare in young people/children unless there is nutritional deficiency, other related issues, or deformity of some kind.

See: What Is Tendonitis?

The Plantar Fasciitis Surgery you describe makes the scenario sound pretty severe. What exactly was going on that they had to reconstruct the entire foot?

I mean what -exactly- was 'bad'?

What were your Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms?

One thing you definitely should do to lower pain levels and speed up recovery is to How To Reduce Inflammation.

The chronic Process of Inflammation makes everything hurt more, keeps some amount of swelling in place, and tells the brain that there is a problem it needs to 'guard' against (which does bad things over time.

See: Pain Causing Dynamic

Let's not wait a whole year to see if the pain goes away!

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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